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treasury secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of the president's economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across the board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1. the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as geithner's replacement. president obama promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals on new gun control laws following the shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>> in newtown, connecticut, they are being overwhelmed by donations. though town officials said they have more than they can handle, toys, school supplies and other gifts keep pouring in in the wake of the massacre newtown now has a warehouse to hold the items being trucked in every day. a task force will figure out how to deal with all of the donations. >> people just want to feel like they're doing something. >> yes. >>> as we have reported the obama administration is pr
, possibly right before that with tim geithner's private calculations. >> how real is the concern among congressional democrats that as you crawl from crisis to crisis that it prevents the administration from advancing with long-range policies with regard to imgramigration or gun control. >> i don't think it should. the administration has enormous powers under existing law. for instance, they could institute large parts of the cap and trade bill which passed the house through regulation, through rule making and the president actually did institute a large part of what would have been our bill on immigration, the dream act through administrative action. the president has a lot of power and he should use it to solve the country's problems. >> how would you characterize your last stint in congress. how would you characterize that compared to this upcoming stint? >> well, we did a lot of good for a lot of people, particularly in our district and i think they'll be able to do it again. a lot of the best things that we did in the district had nothing to do with votes on the floor and the job
that lew would work to make at least one of his letters -- tim geithner revised his own signature after he took off. >>> tonight is the premiere the nbc's new show "1600 penn." this sitcom follows president dave gilchrest through press conferences, cabinet meetings, state dinners, as he -- yesterday we sent our own gilchrist to catch up with president gilchrist. >> you actually are a gilchrist. my gosh. did you ever think that that name was a presidential name? >> reporter: you know it crossed my minute once or twice, but there's a story line to wake up watching morning news and thinks he's got a long-lost brother, that might be it. >> i think so that would be a great story line. >> i see this story goods on for many, many years to come. >>> you can watch the full interview on nbcwashington.com, just search pullman 1600 penn. it premiere tonight followed by a second episode at the regular time, 9:30, i think our gilchrist cleaned up to be president. he was in the tie looking very presidential. >>> i'm a fan. >>> coming up next at 4:30, the ugly crime two women committed at a beauty pretty
. >> chip, what do you think? tim geithner stepping down. how do you think it's going to impact? do you think, either of you, if the president were to ask tim geithner to stick around at least through that, like, listen, friend, can you extend this another six weeks because i don't want to go through a nomination fight in the middle of all of this as well, don't you think tim geithner would say okay? >> one thing i learned in politics, if the president of the united states asks you to do something, you usually do it. you do it enthusiastically. i think timothy geithner, i agree with what jimmy was saying, i think he knew for a long time he was leaving. they've had a long time to get their successor in place. i think it is going to be jack lew for a variety of reasons. in this fiscal cliff debate, we saw jack on the sideline and not fighting with the senators. think he was saving him for this nomination process. i think it is going to be jack. >> good to see you both. thanks, guys. >>> today's twitter question is how much control should congress have over a president's cabinet pick? here
tim geithner at the treasury department. how jack lew's influence will impact your wallet. >>> plus, lance armstrong, heading to oprah. but will he confess to doping? my next guest calls it ridiculous. don't miss it. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ and save hundreds with our best offer. get an adt security system starting at just $49 installed, but for a limited time only. that's an instant savings of $250. don't leave your family's safety to chance when you can take advantage of these savings now. call or visit adt.com/tv. both: i had a break-in. man: by the time we called the police, there wasn't much they could do. i felt so helpless. adt quickly called the police. i felt like it was over right away. feels like it's still not over. we lost our digital photos, financial records, things that insurance simply can't replace. [ male announcer ] protect yourself with the fast
currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. >> well, there is some hope. tim geithner had a messy signature in his past, but on the bill it's completely legible. looks like alexander hamilton. >>> next, aig has thought better about suing the federal government over the terms of the 2008 bank bailout. yes, the same taxpayer funded bailout that brought them $200 billion and saved them from bankruptcy. anyway, before the news of the potential lawsuit, aig launched an ad campaign thanking taxpayers for the bailout money. in light of the planned lawsuit, conan o'brien offered an alternative. >> aig, we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. >> we're now leaner and focused on what we do best. >> a profit of more than $22 billion. >> we turned it around. >> [ bleep ] you, america. >> [ bleep ] you, america. >> [ bleep ] you, america. >> from all of us at aig, seriously america, go [ bleep ] yourselves. >> it's tough to see how they even toyed with the idea of a lawsuit against the same government that saved them from bankruptcy. >>> next, if you're in congress and plan
secretary boss tim geithner had to improve what his signature looked like. it was kind of scrawling too. in order to fit on the money he improved it. white house press secretary jay carney was asked about lew's hand writings and whether he is practicing his signature. koorney said, not that i'm aware of. jenna: you remember grade school where they give you lines to follow to practice your penmanship? jon: one would think. jenna: how is your penmanship? jon: i think it is readable, shows my name but my penmanship is pretty awful. jenna: we may need to do a close-up shot. jon: i don't like to bright. the brain works faster than the hand. >> we'll see, show you the improvement if there is one to jack lew's signature when we get it. meantime we'll move onto this other story. right now to the dangerous flu outbreak really spreading throughout this country. 44 states are now reporting widespread illness. take a look at that map! almost all red. hospitals are reporting severe overcrowding. some forcing ambulances to go, to different hospital because there is simply no room in the one they're h
. >> i like it. >> looks like my husband's signature. why even bother. >> the treasury secretary, tim geithner cleaned up his signature. there is now a petition to keep ja jack's doodle. >> kind of like when your little kid draws hair on you. >> i can do better than that with this cast on. >> we're doing autographs of the these. >> mine impossible. you can't even -- >> that's pretty good. >> roker's is beautiful. >> come on! >> makes you want to be a weather person. >> here's me. >> nat callie, looks like you did that with a cast. >> i did. >> what does that say? >> corbin bernsen. >> the simple like french. [ elizabeth ] i like to drink orange juice or have lemon in my water... eat tomato sauce on my spaghetti. the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down. and you can't grow your enamel back. i was quite surprised, as only few as four exposures a day what that can do to you. it's quite a lesson learned. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. because it helps to strengthen the enamel. he recommended that i use it every time i brush. you f
. what do you make of that? charles: it stands to reason. even tim geithner is like listen, guys, dropping these hints saying how many times can we go through this. how many times can we keep the clock one second before midnight and i don't know. stuart: to say we run out of money on february 15th, that is not true because you have tax revenue coming at you. simply means the treasury has to decide where it will use -- charles: don't give veterans their benefits, some really stark and tough choices. the money coming in but how you did the out someone will be passed. stuart: two sides are so far apart, president obama said rider told john maynard there is no spending -- tracy: president obama is ignoring the debt commission about the last report of the president's first four years saying over the long run as the baby boomers retire health care costs continue to grow, the situation will become much worse. the debt commission's words, president obama doesn't seem to be listening to that. i don't think anybody at home will disagree, over $16 trillion, we had a spending problem. stuart
's much rumored pick to succeed treasury secretary tim geithner. the odds on favorite jack liew. he would expect to be confirmed, but some in the business community, they're concerned, because he has little market or business experience. >>> and an eerie twist here in the search for that missing plane carrying fashion icon vittorio missoni. his wife and five others, a plane vanished friday off the coast of venezuela. but according to these new reports, the son of one of the men on board got a text message sunday night that said and i'm quoting this text, call now, we are reachable. the italian telephone company confirmed the message was sent but couldn't verify when it was written. crews continue the search off the country's coast. >>> in seaside heights, new jersey, look at this. look at this closely with me. this is that roller coaster and you see this man, he climbed to the tip-top of it, to call attention to the recovery from superstorm sandy or the lack thereof. there he is, scaling the same coaster chris christie said he vacationed at, took his kids to. the structure swept into the
secretary tim geithner, expected to leave at the end of the month. what is the administration saying about this search for his successor? they must be racing the clock now. >> that's right, they are. you have the debt ceiling, a battle coming up, there are other economic matters that have to be dealt with over the next few months and it's important for the president to make this election, we expect the president will be making some announcements as early as next week. we reached out to the treasury department yesterday, a spokesperson telling me that treasury secretary geithner will be around until around the inauguration, and that they won't talk exactly about the timing of his departure until a successor is named but no doubt, this is a crucial cabinet position that the president is mulling over while here on vacation in addition to some others as well, such as the cia, and the defense department, victor. >> dan lothian traveling with the president, thank you for joining us for that. let's see how the markets are reacting to the jobs numbers. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange.
-866-55-press. we reported earlier this week that tim geithner was leaving. he was no longer going to be treasury secretary. barack obama yesterday it leaked out he was going to nominate jack lew to run the treasury department. he hasn't made the official announcement but it looks like jack lew is going to take that over which means we're going to get a new signature on our flat money. because you know, the treasury secretary has a signature. bill is checking to see if he has timothy geithner's autograph there on his dollar bills. >> bill: yes. >> peter: he's got a nice, neat little signature. timothy geithner. there is a whole hubbub now over jack lew's signature. are you ready america? to see that on your flat money. if you can't see it is just a squiggly line of a signature. it looks like someone has had too much to drink and tried to draw a caterpillar. >> that's something that someone could forge very easily. >> peter: it looks kind of like a war shock test. there's jack lew's signature right there. tell me what you see. i see a butterfly. that will be very interesting to see
considered failures. tim geithner's tenure has been controversial but i think broadly speaking what he did to write the financial system will be considered a tremendous achievement in the annals of economic policy-making. but again, they are in something of a rut, i think, in their economic policy-making at this point, and particularly in their approach to dealing with republicans. a lot of that, i'd say frankly the bulk of that blame falls on the house republicans and john boehner. but it's nevertheless a case that they just put somebody into the treasury department who they intend to have lead a lot of their budget battles who john boehner at this point essentially refuses to work with. during the 2011 negotiations, they said boehner and the republicans said we just don't want to deal with lew anymore. we don't feel we can get him to say yes to us. now, to some degree that might be because lew is reflecting the will of the president, but i just think there's a kind of a siege mentality a little bit at the white house that's showing up in their appointments, which is understandable, but i
attain to. >> exactly. >> tim geithner who apparently jeff sessions thinks is a great guy, he was at the fed while this stuff was going down. he was part of the clinton administration that deregulated wall street that allowed the whole thing to go down. and yet now he's got gravitas. all of them are tainted, whether it's by bonuses or policy setting. you know, jack lew is one of the less offensive, maybe totally inoffensive thing -- the only thing people are objecting to is the signature. that tells you something. >> what do you make of, say, jeffrey sachs arguing a couple days ago that there's a problem having wall street people going to the treasury because, you know, you've got foxes guarding the henhouse? >> there are two pieces -- actually now like three or four pieces of financial regulation. treasury deals with part of it, but they also have to deal with all sorts of economic policy including maintaining confidence in the financial markets. that used to be one of the big roles that people like bob ruben were to be able to do. there are multiple roles treasury secretary
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